What is the role of culture and language in the perceptual process? Do people with different cultural or linguistic backgrounds live, in some sense, in different worlds? Two of the most important aspects of perceptual process are how the culture and language play a role on a person can completely affect their entire life, in which how they view the world. For example a person who has been brought up by the Hindi language/culture will recognize the world by their cultural point of view and have a different manner of communicating which can lead them to having their own cultural community and background, which would isolate them from all other cultures.
Language causes a person to translate words into their own sense. It can have many different translations in other languages or it can only be a one word translation. For example the Pepsi-cola campaign that was released in Taiwan translated “come alive with Pepsi” in Chinese whether in English it translated “Pepsi brings your ancestors back from the dead!” This signifies that language can make a person understand terms from a different approach, which can change the whole meaning of a statement on different sides.
Culture can influence a person to behave and examine the world in a whole different level. It affects the perceptual process entirely. The culture is used as an example of an egg, in other words, you must first learn to break the shell before eating the inside. This simply means to understand the language you must first learn the culture and its background. Cultures can provide you with a different teaching method to others, for example the middle-eastern people would teach their children sexual education at a marriage age, whether those of the western countries would teach their children at a young age.
Cultures can also be lost considering in which country they live in, such as those who are from the middle east and living in the western countries will have to bring up their children according to the western standard, if not then the children will simply learn themselves of what they must not know or what they don’t need to know before time. This enforces the main culture to be lost and causes many issues in countries.
Living in a different country, that is isolated from your language and/or culture can change the perception perspective. For those that live in a specific country they must need to learn the countries language. Such as Arab-speaking countries will need people who are able to communicate with the Arab language more than the English language thus enforcing a change within cultures and language.
Culture can also teach a person to smell, taste, and touch and hear throughout their own perspective. What they may perceive can be entirely different to what another culture can. Each sense has a different role in determining the perceptual process. For example a person who was brought up in the Arab-countries may see a girl wearing inappropriate clothes and think of her in a different viewpoint whether those who may live in America would find it completely normal.
In conclusion, people with different cultures and backgrounds are able to live in different worlds, however some part of their culture maybe or may not be lost, it all determines on the surrounding environment. The environment can change a person’s culture entirely, for example a Chinese man may marry an American woman who would change his whole life perspective and arrangements, his children will also be brought up differently than how he was brought up. In all that perceptual process, life is becoming much smaller and cultures are interacting with each other day by day, which may allow similar cultures to view aspects the in the same technique or method. But overall, culture and language can be used in different worlds, its how one uses these indicate whether they are able to live in countries.